New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire was the first to work with NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon this summer, but now it seems there will be more Knick players looking for some assistance from "The Dream".
Olajuwon, is one of the greatest players in NBA history and the architect of the legendary "Dream Shake" post move, will fly from his home in Texas and spend several days next week training with Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby at the team's practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
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Olajuwon, who was able to excel alongside superstar teammates Ralph Sampson and Clyde Drexler, said there's no reason Stoudemire and Anthony can't have similar success playing next to one another.
"They both have to realize that the most important thing is not how great you are individually," Olajuwon said. "You're remembered for how many games you win. So to get to play with another great offensive player should help you. It should make your job easier. You have to work well together. You can't be competitors with one another."
Olajuwon went on saying he doesn't believe the Knicks need to be a two-man show and that he sees great offensive potential in Chandler, who averaged 11 points per game for the Knicks last season.
"You can see that he has great timing by the way he rebounds, blocks shots and catches lobs," he said. "He's got great timing and reflexes. I haven't seen him use any moves of his own, though. But there's no way a guy with that kind of talent and timing should not have effective moves. So I want to teach him some moves so he can use all of that talent. If you add some moves to all the talent and energy he's got, it will open up a whole new door for him. That's what he should be looking to add to go to the next level."